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The MiaSolé Story

MiaSolé is a developer of lightweight, flexible and powerful solar cells and cell manufacturing equipment. The innovative solar cell is based on the highest efficiency thin film technology available today, and its flexible cell architecture makes it ideal for a wide variety of solutions ranging from commercial roofing solar panels to flexible mobile energy devices. MiaSolé’s turnkey CIGS equipment lines, CIGS process equipment technology, proprietary CIG target manufacturing, R&D support and spare parts allow customers to produce their own high-efficiency cells.

Founded in 2004, MiaSolé has evolved from a scrappy, Silicon Valley start-up to the world leader in thin film solar panel efficiency. In our Sunnyvale, CA facility, we have demonstrated 17.5% module efficiency in production and 19.4% cell efficiency in the lab.

MiaSolé continues to increase cell performance as well as develop new applications for our technology. Year after year, we continue to be on the forefront of the solar industry, with over 200 invention patents and patent applications worldwide.


The Miasolé Executive Team


Dr. Jie Zhang – CEO

Dr. Zhang has extensive executive experience in running US and international companies. Over the past 18 years, he has held a wide variety of engineering and executive positions in the semiconductor and renewable energy industries.

Prior to MiaSolé, Dr. Zhang was the CEO of Hareon International, Vice President and Board member of Hareon Solar Technology, managing over 25 international subsidiaries and joint venture companies throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  He spent eight years running corporate strategy, S&M, M&A, R&D, OEM, solar power plant development, financing, EPC, O&M, asset management and divestment. Before Hareon, he served as technology director at Cypress Semiconductor, leading international teams to develop, license and transfer 130nm and 65nm Mixed-Signal System-on-Chip semiconductor technology platforms. He also worked two years in NVIDIA’s foundry management team and four years in Cypress Semiconductor’s R&D team as technology integration staff engineer.  Dr. Zhang received his B.Sc from Central South University, M.Eng. from Tsinghua University in China, PhD from Arizona State University in Materials Science, and graduated GMP from Harvard Business School as HBS alumni.


Mike Ma – VP Global Business Development

Mr. Mike Ma is a senior business executive with over 20 years of industry experience at multi-national corporations with global footprints. Mr. Ma currently serves as Vice President Global Business Development at MiaSole Hi-Tech, a thin-film CIGS solar technology company. For the past 6 years at MiaSole, Mr. Ma has been in various critical roles, including Vice President, Sales & Marketing, General Manager of MiaSole Solar Technology (Shanghai) LTD, and Vice President, Program Management. He has closed deals of more than $1.2 billion on factory equipment delivery contracts in the last four years and managed global project teams to deliver turnkey CIGS production equipment and technology transfer to the customers in China. Before joining MiaSole, Mr. Ma was Vice President of Product Engineering and Director of Market & Product Development at Portola Packaging where he led and managed multiple global engineering project teams to serve customers worldwide. He holds a MS. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Certificate of Project Management from the George Washington University-School of Business.



Job Vacancies at Miasolé

We have a technically strong, motivated and very fast moving team which prides itself on superior execution. Presently, MiaSolé is looking for highly qualified and dedicated individuals to fill critical positions. Our employee-standards bar is intentionally set high so each member of our team must be among the best in their respective field.

Other hiring criteria include:

  • You must be passionate about being on a winning team.
  • You must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company.
  • You must be self-motivated and continuously drive towards results.

We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment as well as the chance to make a real difference in the environment. MiaSolé is an equal opportunity employer.

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